How do I find and document my Irish ancestors in Tipperary?

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My genealogy skills have been exhausted, please help!  Through triangulation with 2 descendants of ancestral couple Benjamin Gibson and Alice (Elizabeth) Kennedy of Tipperary, circumstantial evidence (basically her name and the name (Alice) she chose for daughter, age, immigrant status, sponsor on possible baptismal certificate also ending up in New York as she did;) points to my great great grandmother's place amongst their children - otherwise we don't know where my DNA fits). Jane Gibson Donahue. How do I confirm?

What was given to me:

  • The baptismal certificate of Jane, daughter of Benjamin and Alice, places baptism 1841 in Derrinsalla, Lorrha, Tipperary (copy from RootsIreland provided to me from Gibson triangulation group cousin).
  • From Searching for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in “The Boston Pilot," 1831-1920, a possible contender for her baptismal sponsor (note other children (Samuel and Catherine) of Benjamin and Alice emigrated to Canada):
    • OF BENJAMIN GIBSON, OF KILENAULE, parish Durrow, co Tipperary, who came to Quebec in ’47, and lived some time near Coburg, Canada West; when last heard of was in Rochester, NY. Information will be received by his brother Patrick H. Gibson, Westernport, Allegheny co, MD.
WikiTree profile: Jennie Donahue
in Genealogy Help by Theresa Myers G2G6 Mach 1 (13.5k points)
edited by Theresa Myers

2 Answers

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This site may be worth a look:

by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (630k points)
Thank you, heading there.
+2 votes
Whilst is good for Dublin Kerry and Cork it does not contain records for the rest of the country. You have 3 options

1. Pay a subsciption to which has records for most of the country.

2 search the microfilms online at this is free but hard to read.

3. use then go A to Z records, search for roman catholic records in the search box, these are free and do not need a subscription.

I wish you luck in finding answers to your questions.

Daithí Mac an Aircinn
by Daithi Sean Mac an Aircinn G2G Crew (710 points)
Thank you! I'll try the free site first. Any idea what kinds of trails there might be as to the circumstances of her emigration?
Hi Theresa,

It is difficult to get any free records on immigration. Ellis Island used to give some free access. Most of the big players like ancestry have alot of immigration records. However many Irish people went to Liverpool and to Ammerica from there.


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